Gunboats (PG, PGM) Built During WWII

Most recent update: April 30, 2015.


The Navy built no true gunboats during WWII, concentrating its efforts on patrol frigates and sub chasers.  Its gunboat fleet consisted of eleven pre-war boats, ten boats built in Britain in 1940, 15 boats built in Canada in 1942-43, 8 converted SCs and 24 converted PCs.

Type # Original Name Original Owner Shipbuilder Location LDT LOA Built Disposition
PG 62 Temptress Royal Navy Smith's Dock Middlesborough, England 1,375 205 1940 Acquired 1942, returned 1945
PG 63 Surprise Royal Navy Crown & Sons Sunderland, England 1,375 205 1940 Acquired 1942, returned 1945
PG 64 Spry Royal Navy Harland & Wolff Belfast, N. Ireland 1,375 205 1940 Acquired 1942, returned 1945
PG 65 Saucy Royal Navy Harland & Wolff Belfast, N. Ireland 1,375 205 1940 Acquired 1942, returned 1945
PG 66 Restless Royal Navy Harland & Wolff Belfast, N. Ireland 1,375 205 1940 Acquired 1942, returned 1945
PG 67 Ready Royal Navy Harland & Wolff Belfast, N. Ireland 1,375 205 1940 Acquired 1942, returned 1945
PG 68 Impulse Royal Navy Cook, Welton & Gemmell Hull, England 1,375 205 1940 Acquired 1942, returned 1945
PG 69 Fury Royal Navy Fleming & Ferguson Paisley, Scotland 1,375 205 1940 Acquired 1942, returned 1945
PG 70 Courage Royal Navy Harland & Wolff Belfast, N. Ireland 1,375 205 1940 Acquired 1942, returned 1945
PG 71 Tenacity Royal Navy Grangemouth DY Grangemouth, Scotland 1,375 205 1940 Acquired 1942, returned 1945
PG 86 Action Royal Navy Collingwood SY Collingwood ON 1,375 205 1942 Acquired 1942, sold 1946
PG 87 Alacrity Royal Navy Collingwood SY Collingwood ON 1,375 205 1942 Acquired 1942, sold 1946
PG 88 Beacon Royal Navy Collingwood SY Collingwood ON 1,375 205 1942 Acquired 1942, sold 1946
PG 89 Brisk Royal Navy Kingston SB Kingston ON 1,375 205 1942 Acquired 1942, sold 1946
PG 90 Caprice Royal Navy Kingston SB Kingston ON 1,375 205 1942 Acquired 1942, sold 1946
PG 91 Clash Royal Navy Midland SY Midland ON 1,375 205 1942 Acquired 1942, sold 1946
PG 92 Haste Royal Navy Morton Eng. Quebec City QC 1,375 205 1942 Acquired 1942, sold 1946
PG 93 Intensity Royal Navy Morton Eng. Quebec City QC 1,375 205 1942 Acquired 1942, sold 1946
PG 94 Might Royal Navy Morton Eng. Quebec City QC 1,375 205 1942 Acquired 1942, sold 1946
PG 95 Pert Royal Navy Morton Eng. Quebec City QC 1,375 205 1942 Acquired 1942, sold 1946
PG 96 Prudent Royal Navy Morton Eng. Quebec City QC 1,375 205 1942 Acquired 1942, sold 1946
PG 97 Splendor Royal Navy Kingston SB Kingston ON 1,375 205 1942 Acquired 1942, sold 1946
PG 98 Tact Royal Navy Collingwood SY Collingwood ON 1,375 205 1942 Acquired 1942, sold 1946
PG 99 Vim Royal Navy Collingwood SY Collingwood ON 1,375 205 1942 Acquired 1942, sold 1946
PG 100 Vitality Royal Navy Midland SY Midland ON 1,375 205 1942 Acquired 1942, sold 1946
PG 101 Asheville U.S. Navy Canadian Vickers Montreal QC 2,360 301 1942 Later PF 1, to Argentina 1946 as Hercules (P 31), 
PG 102 Natchez U.S. Navy Canadian Vickers Montreal QC 2,360 301 1942 Later PF 2, to Dom. Rep. 1948 as Juan Pablo Duarte (F 102), later yacht Moineau
PG 103 Barle U.S. Navy Canadian Vickers Montreal QC 2,360 301 1943 To Britain, returned 1946, sold
PG 104 Cuckmere U.S. Navy Canadian Vickers Montreal QC 2,360 301 1943 To Britain, returned 1946, sold
PG 105 Evenlode U.S. Navy Canadian Vickers Montreal QC 2,360 301 1943 To Britain, returned 1946, sold
PG 106 Findhorn U.S. Navy Canadian Vickers Montreal QC 2,360 301 1943 To Britain, returned 1946, sold
PG 107 Inver U.S. Navy Canadian Vickers Montreal QC 2,360 301 1943 To Britain, returned 1946, sold
PG 108 Lossie U.S. Navy Canadian Vickers Montreal QC 2,360 301 1943 To Britain, returned 1946, sold
PG 109 Parrett U.S. Navy Canadian Vickers Montreal QC 2,360 301 1943 To Britain, returned 1946, sold
PG 110 Shiel U.S. Navy Canadian Vickers Montreal QC 2,360 301 1943 To Britain, returned 1946, sold
PGM 1   U.S. Navy Julius Peterson Nyack NY 95 110 16-Oct-42 Ex-SC 644, to the USSR 1945
PGM 2   U.S. Navy Robinson Marine Benton Harbor MI 95 110 12-Aug-43 Ex-SC 757
PGM 3   U.S. Navy Peterson Boat Works Sturgeon Bay WI 95 110 17-May-43 Ex-SC 1035
PGM 4   U.S. Navy Wilmington Boat Works Wilmington CA 95 110 17-Mar-43 Ex-SC 1053
PGM 5   U.S. Navy Wilmington Boat Works Wilmington CA 95 110 15-Jun-43 Ex-SC 1056
PGM 6   U.S. Navy Mathis Yacht Building Camden NJ 95 110 8-Jun-43 Ex-SC 1072, lost 1944
PGM 7   U.S. Navy Mathis Yacht Building Camden NJ 95 110 8-Jun-43 Ex-SC 1071
PGM 8   U.S. Navy Wilmington Boat Works Wilmington CA 95 110 12-Aug-43 Ex-SC 1366
PGM 9   U.S. Navy Consolidated Shipbuilding Morris Heights NY 280 174 1-Jul-44 Ex-PC 1548, destroyed 1945
PGM 10   U.S. Navy Commercial Iron Works Portland OR 280 174 29-Nov-44 Ex-PC 805
PGM 11   U.S. Navy Commercial Iron Works Portland OR 280 174 13-Dec-44 Ex-PC 806
PGM 12   U.S. Navy George S. Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 280 174 24-Apr-45 Ex-PC 1088, to China 1948
PGM 13   U.S. Navy George S. Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 280 174 14-Jun-45 Ex-PC 1089, to China 1948
PGM 14   U.S. Navy George S. Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 280 174 16-Aug-45 Ex-PC 1090, to China 1948
PGM 15   U.S. Navy George S. Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 280 174 11-Oct-45 Ex-PC 1091, to China 1948
PGM 16   U.S. Navy Defoe Shipbuilding West Bay City MI 280 174 25-Oct-44 Ex-PC 1148, to Greece 1947
PGM 17   U.S. Navy Gibbs Gas Engine Co. Jacksonville FL 280 174 24-Nov-44 Ex-PC 1189, destroyed 1945
PGM 18   U.S. Navy Luders Marine Stamford CT 280 174 28-Nov-44 Ex-PC 1255, lost 1945
PGM 19   U.S. Navy Consolidated Shipbuilding Morris Heights NY 280 174 1-Dec-44 Ex-PC 1550
PGM 20   U.S. Navy Consolidated Shipbuilding Morris Heights NY 280 174 2-Dec-44 Ex-PC 1551, to China 1948
PGM 21   U.S. Navy Consolidated Shipbuilding Morris Heights NY 280 174 22-Nov-44 Ex-PC 1552, to Greece 1947
PGM 22   U.S. Navy Consolidated Shipbuilding Morris Heights NY 280 174 23-Dec-44 Ex-PC 1553, to Greece 1947
PGM 23   U.S. Navy Consolidated Shipbuilding Morris Heights NY 280 174 5-Dec-44 Ex-PC 1554
PGM 24   U.S. Navy Consolidated Shipbuilding Morris Heights NY 280 174 18-Jan-45 Ex-PC 1555
PGM 25   U.S. Navy Consolidated Shipbuilding Morris Heights NY 280 174 3-Feb-45 Ex-PC 1556, to Greece 1947
PGM 26   U.S. Navy Consolidated Shipbuilding Morris Heights NY 280 174 24-Feb-45 Ex-PC 1557, to China 1948
PGM 27   U.S. Navy Consolidated Shipbuilding Morris Heights NY 280 174 19-Mar-45 Ex-PC 1558, destroyed 1945
PGM 28   U.S. Navy Consolidated Shipbuilding Morris Heights NY 280 174 19-Apr-45 Ex-PC 1559, to Greece 1947
PGM 29   U.S. Navy Leathem D. Smith SB Sturgeon Bay WI 280 174 29-Nov-44 Ex-PC 1565, to Greece 1947
PGM 30   U.S. Navy Leathem D. Smith SB Sturgeon Bay WI 280 174 27-Dec-44 Ex-PC 1566
PGM 31   U.S. Navy Leathem D. Smith SB Sturgeon Bay WI 280 174 17-Jan-45 Ex-PC 1567, to China 1948
PGM 32   U.S. Navy Leathem D. Smith SB Sturgeon Bay WI 280 174 9-Feb-45 Ex-PC 1568